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Organelle formation from scratch

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Cellular organelles called peroxisomes aid metabolism, and defective peroxisome formation can cause disease. It emerges that peroxisomes can form de novo from the fusion of vesicles derived from two distinct organelle types. See Letter p.251

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Figure 1: Peroxisome formation.

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Hettema, E., Gould, S. Organelle formation from scratch. Nature 542, 174–175 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature21496

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